A loan of $850 helped a member purchase supplies to start a bakery and for farming.

Saasaai 2 Centre - Group 3's story

For these 3 women of Saasaai 2 on the island of Savaii, these are their first loans from SPBD. They all undertook 4 weeks of training on managing a business and maintaining a savings account, and then passed a written test on the SPBD principles: business, savings, weekly meetings, payments and group guarantee. Over the next 52 weeks, they will support each other in their individual business development and to guarantee on-time payments.

Aussie F., 18, is married with 1 child. She is starting a bakery business. With her loan, she will purchase cement, metal, and iron roofing to construct an oven. Also, she will purchase oil, flour, sugar, and other ingredients to make pies, biscuits, buns, and other baked goods.

Asolelei T., 39, is married with 7 children. She grows taro, yams, bananas, and other vegetable and fruit produce. Although her family has been doing it for many years, this is her first business selling produce. With her loan, she will purchase a weed killer, pesticides, a filing, 2 bow knives, and fertilizer.

Teuila L., 46, is married with 11 children. Her sons help her farm her taro and yam plantation. With her loan, she will purchase a weed killer, pesticides, fertilizer, cabbage seeds, and a license. She will sell her produce 5 days per week.

In this group: Aussie, Asolelei, Teuila

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